Quad Cities Report: Brooks Marlow Rocks South Bend As Bandits Fall Short
Davenport, IA– It was cool and windy at Modern Woodmen Park but that didn’t stop the River Bandits Brooks Marlow from going five for five on the night. Marlow has been a big key in the leadoff spot for Quad Cities but it wasn’t enough to push the Bandits to victory on this night as they had the tying run aboard but failed to drive him in.
Down 4-1 heading into the home half of the fifth Quad Cities (7-12) had their bats come to life as Brooks Marlow lead off with a single and would score on a wild pitch later in the inning. Daz Cameron and Kyle Tucker worked walks and both scored on a rare two run sac fly by Connor Goedert to tie the game at four.
Still locked at four heading into the seventh South Bend (12-6) took advantage of a walk and two hit to take the lead back at 6-4. They added another run in the eighth to make it 7-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth. Bobby Wernes lead off with a liner to center and swiped second base on a wild pitch. Antonio Nunez then hit a grounder to center to score Wernes. Brooks Marlow got in on the action as he singled to left pushing Nunez to second and setting up what looked to be another hard fought come back.
Daz Cameron was next and pushed Marlow to third as Cubs shortstop Bryant Flete tossed the ground ball to second baseman Sutton Whiting to get the force out on Nunez. Cameron was safe at first on the play. Hot hitting Kyle Tucker stepped in with his hitting streak on the line but failed to push home the runners and struck out swinging to end the game.
Jose Hernandez had a very rough night giving up four runs on six hits with a walk and six strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work. Albert Abreu took the loss making him 0-2 on the season but that does not reflect the hard effort this young man puts in every game. Preston Morrison pitched a solid five innings giving up four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Casey Bloomquist however got the win throwing three scoreless innings with a hit and a pair of strikeouts. while Greyfer Eregua picked up the save.
The Cubs and Bandits square off again in a mid morning tilt at Modern Woodman Park starting at 11 am ct for the first Book Buddies Game of the year. Jake Levy and Lance Ragland will be live on MiLB.TV for the call. You can also catch the action with Jake and Lance on K-BOB 1170 am, at riverbandits.com or with the TuneIn app.
**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**